Celebrating over 25 years in Business – Spectac International moves to new facility in Dundalk
It has been a long time coming, and Spectac International is delighted to announce their move to the new facility at the Finnabair Business Park in Dundalk, Co.Louth.
The new premises offers 44,000 square feet of scope for the engineering facility, along with a newly built high bay building which is 18 metres tall, specifically structured for the manufacturing of larger tanks. The manufacturing floor is segregated into a LEAN facility where there is ample storage areas, stock rooms, pipework stations, welding stations, cleaning stations and vast room for machinery such as their profile ring roller, Coiling machine and more. The move was decided last year with a packed order book and ongoing large scale projects for the Engineering firm. Tony Healy founder of Spectac International says “It was a no brainer to take this opportunity when the company is growing considerably. It also future proofs the establishment with a larger facility to think bigger than what we could before”. The firms increased growth in the Brewing and Distilling sectors have raised more than a few eyebrows also and their move to the former National Pen Building is setting the standard for their competitors.
“It has been a very long, tiring road to getting this place up-and-running” says Faye Healy director, “It was derelict building and the entire place had to be gutted out at the beginning. Trying to create a concept that would fit the ethos of the company and making sure it would work was a challenge for me to project manage. It was hard to even imagine the place completed, but now to see the finished building and our new offices, it really is a great achievement”. Faye pulled out all the stops to get the building ready for the big move from their old premises. “There was pressure for me to get this done and make it achievable in the tight timeframe that we had. My main focus was to make a LEAN environment for everyone to work in, so it was important for me to get it done and get it done right, plus I couldn’t wait to start working from the new premises, so I made sure it happened on-time and under budget”.
Since the engineering department has moved in, there has already been additional changes made to the site due to the growth in the company. The current carpark is being extended to facilitate the rise in employee numbers for the firm, and the Father/Daughter duo has also purchased the site behind the plant for future growth for Spectac International in a bid to extend at some point in the future.
The new premises is now located in the Finnabair Business park in Dundalk, just off the M1 Dublin to Belfast motorway. The premises is a new addition to Spectac’s plant and all manufacturing will be based out of this plant from May 2015 onwards.